Porte de la Grosse Cloche
Rue St-James, 33000 Bordeaux Route Planner
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Jun-Sep: 1pm-7pm; rest of year 2pm-5.30pm


With its two towers and large bell, this gate makes up an emblematic Bordeaux scene. Saved from demolition when a belfry was taken down in the 15C, the Aquitaine Gate is greatly loved by the people of the town: indeed, when the king was unhappy with the townsfolk, he confiscated the bell and clocks!


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